Notoriously Over-Gilded Hillsboro Beach Megamansion Sells for “Record Shattering” Undisclosed Price

After a weird five years of existence, the most gilded house in South Florida has finally sold. Formerly known as Le Palais Royale, a name that notched up the palatial factor ever higher, it appears to have been renamed Playa Vista Isle recently. Inspired by Versailles (obviously), it was designed by Miami-based architect Denio Madera.

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Another Rental Tower Joins the Pack In Downtown FTL

Downtown Miami is full of shiny new condo towers, but Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the land of the rental tower. There’s Icon Las Olas. There’s the New River Yacht Club. Then of course just to the north of Broward Boulevard, Flagler Village is incredibly rental-driven. Yet another one has hit the floor, this time south of the New River, with an expected groundbreaking of Q4 2018. So, late next year. Check it out:

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Most New Med Revival Architecture is Horrible, but the Most Expensive House in FTL is New and Really Beautifully Done

This baronial pile, called Bella Fortuna, is close to Downtown Fort Lauderdale and on the market for $39 million, and—rather extraordinarily and sadly rare for a new build these days—the Mediterranean Revival architecture of this place is gorgeous. It’s also the most expensive house currently on the market in Fort Lauderdale. But check out these 150 photos for the grand tour and decide for yourself.

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